LOS ANGELES (AP) — The burned-out wreckage of a boat where 34 people died in a fire has been transported to a naval base in Southern California for further investigation.
Ship-tracking website marinetraffic.com shows the barge that transported the Conception in Port Hueneme, a naval base more than 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
The Coast Guard would not confirm the location and authorities have only said the vessel would be taken to a secure area as multiple agencies investigate the deadly fire's cause. A criminal investigation is also looking whether the captain or crew were negligent in the deaths of the others.
Five of six crew members survived the Sept. 2 fire, while 33 passengers and a deckhand died of smoke inhalation as they were trapped below deck.